The women on Fortune’s MPW list outearn the average CEO.
While women across America continue to face a gender wage gap, there is one group of female executives that seems to be doing rather well in the pay department: the execs of Fortune’s 2015 Most Powerful Women list.
For the 33 women on the list whose comp data is publicly available, the median pay package came in at $12.1 million. That beats the typical CEO’s take: According to a study by Equilar and the AP, which looked at 340 CEOs of S&P 500 companies, the median 2014 pay was $10.6 million.
In total, those 33 executive took in a whopping $522 million last year—with the top 10 women making a total of nearly $300 million. Apple’s retail boss Angela Ahrendts comes in at No.1, a feat that’s even more impressive when you consider that she joined the tech giant in May of a fiscal year that ended in September—meaning that our numbers capture only five months of pay. Here’s the breakdown of the top earners:
A note on our data, which is provided by Equilar: All compensation numbers include annual salary, of course, but also bonuses, stock and option awards, as well as any other compensation, such as use of the company plane. The only executives includes in the data set are women on Fortune’s 2015 Most Powerful Women list.
Here’s the full list, which includes every MPW whose comp data is publicly available.
by Kristen Bellstrom